Virginia Tax Amnesty: October 7, 2009 through December 5, 2009

Amnesty is open to all taxpayers who are required to file a return or remit any tax administered or collected by the Virginia Department of Taxation. Jack Stewart of Schneider Downs explains the exceptions.... read more >

Harnessing Technology to Further Your Mission

Technology

By Teresa Grady

For cost-conscious nonprofits, it may seem like a necessary decision to postpone software investments, in order to trim your budget.  However tempting that might be, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of making this decision. ... read more >

Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

With all that has transpired over the past several years, Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) can no longer operate in separate silos.  Though distinct disciplines, they must be integrated with one another to be effective. ... read more >

Financial Statements from a Surety's Perspective

Audit

By Jay Meglich

Traditionally, the basic financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows, receive the most attention from users of financial statements such as owners and lenders. A surety, on the other hand, is most interested in the contractor’s financial statement disclosures, as well as the accompanying supplementary schedules detailing contracts completed and contracts in progress.  ... read more >

Schneider Downs Makes G-20 Plans

International

By Sean Smith

Due to security measures surrounding the G-20 Summit, the Pittsburgh office of Schneider Downs will be operating from remote locations on September 24 and 25. Here's a rundown of our operations plan.... read more >

The Internal Revenue Service Extends Deadline for Disclosing Offshore Accounts

Tax

By Ron Kramer

Today, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a one-time extension of the deadline for special voluntary disclosures by taxpayers with unreported ... read more >

Beware of E-Mail Scam Posing as IRS Correspondence

Tax

By Mark DiPietrantonio

Beware of any email that you receive posing as correspondence from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as our firm has seen an increase in the number of these phony e-mails.  Mark DiPietrantonio explains. ... read more >

401(k) Participants Benefit From "Bottom-Up" Service and Attention

As the federal government threatens to rain down more retirement plan regulations, plan sponsors would be well advised to take preemptive action regarding ... read more >

Research and Development Tax Credits - Are You Claiming Yours?

Manufacturers whose activities consist of the development of new or improved business products or processes may be eligible for federal and/or state research ... read more >

Social Networking and the New Economy

Are your clients and business partners having conversations right under your nose? Chances are your product, service or industry is already tapping into Web 2.0, whether you are aware or not. ... read more >